Deborah O'Brien BA (hons), FDA Counselling/ Psychotherapy, Adv Dip. Humanistic

Deborah O'Brien BA (hons), FDA Counselling/ Psychotherapy, Adv Dip. Humanistic

East Tilbury


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About me

Hello my name is Deborah and I am a very empathic, 'down to earth' type, relaxed, non - judgemental and friendly person. I take pride in helping people with their life problems and assist them in a safe place that is confidential to explore their thoughts and feelings, to find a path that may enhance their lives, or allow them to work a way out if they feel in a 'stuck' place.

I am an Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist and I practice with a Humanistic approach, using CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), gestalt, Existential, multicultural and Psychodynamic theories amongst other methods, together with a vast experience of individual problems allowing me a comprehensive understanding of individuals who are all unique and have diverse and different orientations and backgrounds.

I adhere to the ethical framework and moral principles of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

Training, qualifications & experience

I am fully qualified with an Advanced level 4 Diploma in Humanistic theories and practice, an FDA level 5 in counselling and Psychotherapy. I have an BA Hons Degree in Integrative Counselling studies.

I have worked for three years with Cruse bereavement agency and have helped many people with loss. All ages, cultures and sexual orientations.

Working along side a secondary school for a year and a half has also been a worthwhile experience, where I have sat with young people from the age of 12 to 16 years old and helped them get through many difficult life issues and have witnessed them grow with confidence and satisfactory empowerment of self.

I have as well as work privately, worked in a drugs and alcohol agency for three years for WDP/CRI, helping substance abuse clients get through some difficult and troubling times.

I am fully insured.

I am honoured to have had many experiences in assisting in helping people to help themselves and have felt humbled to watch them create the lives they want to live.

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  • Three Little Birds (song)
  • Oscar Wilde
  • Quote from internet


Individual Counselling £40 per 50 mins

Couples Counselling £60 per 60 mins

Trainee Counsellors £25 per 50 mins

Discounts considered for those who receive benefits.

Further information

Parking is available on private drive.

Maps & Directions

East Tilbury, RM18

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults